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Mathematics (MATH) 365

Calculus—Several Variables (Revision 5)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study or grouped study

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Science

Prerequisite: MATH 266

Centre: Centre for Science

MATH 365 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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In MATH 365: Calculus—Several Variables, is designed to introduce students to practical applications of calculus to problems in two and three dimensions, and to a theoretical understanding of some aspects of calculus in higher dimensions.


Unit 1: Analytic Geometry in Calculus

Unit 2: Three-dimensional Space; Vectors

Unit 3: Vector-valued Functions

Unit 4: Partial Derivatives

Unit 5: Multiple Integrals

Unit 6: Topics in Vector Calculus


To receive credit for MATH 365, you must submit both of the course assignments and complete them to the satisfaction of your tutor. You must also achieve a grade of at least 50 per cent on each examination, and a course composite grade of at least “D” (50 per cent). The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:

Assignment 1 15%
Midterm Examination 30%
Assignment 2 15%
Final Examination 40%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Anton, H., Bivens, I. & Davis, S. (2008). Selected Chapters from Anton: Calculus Late Transcendentals Combined, 8th Edition and Anton: Multivariable Calculus, 8th Edition. A Wiley Canada Custom Publication for Athabasca University MATH 365. Mississauga, ON: Wiley Canada Custom Service.

Other materials

The course materials include a study guide and a student manual.

Challenge for Credit Course Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.

Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the MATH 365 challenge registration, you must complete the two parts of the challenge exam and achieve a minimum grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on both parts. The two parts of the exam must be written on the same day, or on two consecutive days.

Part 1: Exam Part 2: Exam Total
50% 50% 100%

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 5, April 10, 2012

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Last updated by G. Zahara  09/10/2013 12:09:42